Tag Archives: Madison Fire Department

Fire Law Roundup for July 25, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 25, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss the filing of two more AFFF-related toxic tort suits; the settlement of a lawsuit in Stamford , Connecticut challenging the promotional process as violating merit ...

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Madison Physical Abilities Test Upheld as Non-Discriminatory Against Women

The US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has ruled that the City of Madison did not unlawfully discriminate against women applicants to its fire department, despite the fact only 14% passed a physical abilities test that 84% of men passed. The ruling came in a suit brought Catherine Erdman challenging the 2014 hiring process.

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Alabama Firefighter Loses Second Discrimination Suit

An Alabama firefighter who claims he was the victim of race and age discrimination, has lost his second lawsuit against his fire department. Christopher Holden filed suit against the City of Madison, Fire Chief Ralph Cobb and Mayor Troy Trulock in 2017 after having lost a similar race discrimination suit in the same court in 2015.

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County Dispatch Center Sued Over Fire Death

A fatal fire in Madison, Wisconsin in 2013 has prompted a wrongful death lawsuit against a county dispatch center that allegedly took nearly four minutes to dispatch the call. The family of Chris Williams filed suit last week claiming that Dane County and its 911 center bear responsibility for his death on October 16, 2013.

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